#TBT: Happy Birthday, Betty White!

She did it! Betty White survived 2016 and turns 95 January 17. For this Throwback Thursday, we’ll take a look at the storied career of everyone’s favorite funny lady.

From radio to game and variety shows to sitcoms, it seems Betty White has done it all. Born in Oak Park, White moved to Los Angeles with her family when she was very young. She started her television career in 1939, shortly after graduating from Beverly Hills High School, making us laugh for over seven decades.

Her breakout role was as Sue Ann Nivens, the Happy Homemaker on the Mary Tyler Moore Show. White details her groundbreaking work in Here We Go Again: My Life in Television.

Here We Go Again is available in other formats.

A seven-time Emmy winner, White also won a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for narrating her memoir If You Ask Me (and of Course You Won't).

If You Ask Me is available in other formats.

This Golden Girl is a well-known animal lover. She is a longtime trustee and volunteer at the Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens. White details her interest in zoos and her work in animal welfare in Betty & Friends: My Life at the Zoo.

Known for her comedic timing, White frequently steals scenes in movies (such as The Proposal), noted TV commercials, as a guest on TV shows (including one of my favorite 30 Rock bits) and even as host of Saturday Night Live. She continues to charm audiences, shows no sign of slowing down and reminds us how to age with grace and humor.

What's your favorite Betty White role?

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